The past few days I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking.
Over the weekend I made homemade pineapple curry 🍛 which turned out delicious. I also helped my mom make Father’s Day dinner, as well as having helped make gingerbread.
Monday, I baked up some gluten free popovers for myself as well as more gingerbread for the parents. Not to mention having mixed up more of the gluten free brown rice flour mix I use for baking.
Yesterday (Wednesday) I made a batch of gluten free almond tea cookies, I liked them so well I made more today.
I have also spent a bit of time on Pinterest getting ideas for decorating and other Homemaking ideas.
I am definitely yearning to have a job and a home of my own, as there is so much I want to do and try when it comes to Homemaking. I want to try different kinds of cooked jams and jellies as well as candle making.
This is the time of year when I would love to be living on some acreage, so I could have a nice garden and be raising chickens, a couple goats, maybe some pigs. I definitely want to be able to do more homesteading and Homemaking like what women did in my grandmother’s generation and before.
It’s great that women have more of a choice of what they do with their lives. At the same time being a homemaker has become stigmatized and taboo. Being a homemaker is a totally valid choice for women, and shouldn’t be stigmatized, when a woman chooses to be a stay at home wife and mother.
Today I spent part of my day baking cookies. After my mom gave me a pathetic look and asked me to make oatmeal raisin cookies, I did that today. I also made myself a batch of gluten free, dairy free short bread cookies.
The Shortbread Cookie mix that I prefer is the gluten free Shortbread Cookie mix from Bob’s Red Mill.
I have been using shortening in them instead of butter, but the next time I make them I may try using coconut oil instead and see how that works.
I had purchased the Scottish Thistle cookie stamp a couple of months ago, and found the ripple edged biscuit cutter a few weeks later.
These cookies go incredibly well with a nice hot mug of English or Scottish breakfast tea. While I also like Earl Grey tea, I prefer the flavor of a breakfast tea with these cookies.
The oatmeal raisin cookies turned out well, also. I haven’t tried them beings that they have gluten in them, and I already have had more gluten than I really should.
Monday, I really wanted some short bread cookies, but didn’t have any of the Bob’s Red Mill gluten free short bread mix, so I went to my gluten free baking book. I found a recipe for gluten free short bread cookies.
So I decided to give that recipe a try, and used shortening instead of butter.
These cookies would have been better if I had added almond flavoring to it.
All in All I did not like how the recipe turned out, the cookies were falling apart in the process of putting them in the baking tray, and it stuck to my cookie stamp. The cookies just didn’t turn out like the mix from the Bob’s Red Mill does. I am kind of disappointed about that.
So I am just going to stick with using the Bob’s Red Mill mix, in the future or if I make this recipe again, add some almond flavor, and not try to use my cookie stamp.